Texas Tech University

Immunization Requirements for New Students

Before Attending Red Raider Orientation or Graduate Student Orientation

All students are required to show proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) and Meningitis vaccines before enrolling in classes. We will be looking for two doses of the MMR vaccine and a current Meningitis vaccine. A current Meningitis vaccine is a vaccine that has been received within 5 years.

For incoming Fall 2019 first year students... Meningitis vaccines administered before August 18, 2014 will not be accepted. If you need a new meningitis vaccine, please speak with your PCP or visit a local pharmacy. Make sure you save the documentation to submit to Student Health.

Please note: Students under the age of 22 on the first day of class are also required to submit proof of a Meningitis vaccine received within the last 5 years.  Please note, that to meet the state's Meningitis requirement, you must submit proof of the MCV4 (sold as Menactra, MenHibrix, and Menveo) or MPSV4 (sold as Menomune) version of the Meningitis vaccine.  Meningitis serogroup B vaccine (sold as Bexsero and Trumenba) only prevents illness from a single strand of Meningitis and will not be accepted to meet the state's Meningitis vaccine requirement.

Visit our Immunization Record Upload Center to upload your meningitis and MMR records and we will make sure any holds on your tuition account are removed.

  • If you are requesting records from a physician, have your physician fax it to us at 806.743.2122.
  • If you will be 22 years of age or older on the first day of class, you are not required to have proof of the meningitis vaccination but still need to submit MMR records.

Student Health Services will be at all RRO sessions and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. We will also accept COPIES of immunization records for students who choose to not upload their records electronically.

ALL IMMUNIZATION RECORD COPIES must include the following:

ALL records need to include the student's NAME and DATE OF BIRTH.

ALL records need to have either the Medical Professional's (doctor, nurse, pharmacist, clinic) signature or stamp next to the updated shot if it is handwritten.

ALL records must be in English. 

ALL records must be legible when emailing, faxing or hand delivering. If there is a question about the date (a 6 looking like a 0), the student will need to get their medical professional to provide a clearer copy of the record.

ANY record that does not follow the above guidelines, the student will be required to resubmit records with all the appropriate information.

Vaccine Exemption

If you are turning in an affidavit for vaccination exemption, you must hand deliver the ORIGINAL affidavit to Student Health Services or to our table in the Hold Removal Room. State law requires we have the original in our possession. 

For more information about the meningitis state requirement for Texas universities as well as instructions for how to apply for a waiver please visit their website

International Students

Students traveling from or having resided in certain countries may be required to meet the university's Tuberculosis screening requirement. For more information, visit the Tuberculosis Screening web page. 

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